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ON THE ROAD

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
When travelling around Vietnam you can see some incredible loads on motorbikes, bicycles as well as some odd contraptions.

I have seen people carrying some very long pipes on a bicycle. How can they make a right or left turn or simply stop?

I have had a laugh in arriving in Hanoi from the airport as two men were walking in the middle of the road carrying a very big mirror. It did not stop the traffic, the cars, bikes etc went around them. It was surreal for me but i discovered later it was normal for Vietnam.

This series is a few photos taken from a car or the back of a motorbike when I managed to successfully capture something of interest.

f10 1/500th zoom at 17mm

Hoping youre going to like a snapshot of some solutions about transport logistics in Vietnam.
Many thanks for your response and comments on my recent up-loads.

Have a nice evening,
Jean-Nol

Tags: Photo journalism Transport Motorbikes Portraits and people Various loads Vietnam roads

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Comments


jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
30 Jul 2008 5:29PM
Quite amazing what you can get on a bike, great set of images.
John

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glyndwr 12 66 10 Wales
30 Jul 2008 5:48PM
Cracking set of images, reminds me of when I was in South Korea, same thing. Once saw a large refrigerator on a bike at 90 degrees to the bike.

Robert
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
30 Jul 2008 6:09PM
These are fantastic, they really know how to load their transportation down, V1 is my favorite.
Bob
mollye 12 3 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 6:10PM
Excellent series of images, i couldn't stop looking at them i agree with john don't think we'll get away with it here though lol
mol
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
30 Jul 2008 6:24PM
Fascinating and amusing images, Jean-Noel. Carol
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
30 Jul 2008 6:56PM
I don't think they would get very far on our roads. great set
kanu 11 India
30 Jul 2008 7:03PM
superb series, very amazing.
robway 14 318 Wales
30 Jul 2008 7:05PM
One of the best series I've ever seen. Some of the images are unbelievable especially the one with the window frame. Really enjoyed these images.
John
DolphinLady 13 54 1 Wales
30 Jul 2008 7:08PM
These are absolutely fantastic captures JeanNoel.
I love V8...nice to see he's wearing a mask.
Well done.
Hilary
Cormy 12 3 England
30 Jul 2008 7:41PM
Very interesting set JNC.
Cheers
Alan
rowarrior 11 4.4k 9 Scotland
30 Jul 2008 7:55PM
Great collection, love #3 with the penelope pitstop pink helmet!
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2080 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 8:10PM
Great fun, particularly V7 for me.
Moira
GrahamBaines 12 39 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 8:11PM
They're certainally a determined bunch of characters, some really nice shots here Jean-Noel.

Graham
Squirrel 12 461 6 England
30 Jul 2008 8:18PM
LOL
I like V6 & 7 ......a door
bayleaf 12 8 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 8:53PM
I like them all

John
piccy 13 8 Wales
30 Jul 2008 8:54PM
Nice view on life there.
Freda
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
30 Jul 2008 8:56PM
Fascinating loads JNC. We have many motorcycles here in the Philippines but I never see a loads like that. Usually with tandem riders only. We have here the v8 in our provinces, a hand tractor with cart, we called that "Kuliglig". Excellent observation JNC and photographed very well.
Dennis
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
30 Jul 2008 9:25PM
Incredible--- and how very ecological and healthy--- Excellent reportage!
Jenn
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 9:34PM
Cracking shots #.6 and #.7 made me smile couldnt get away with that here,
Alan
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 10:28PM
When I looked at these images I wondered, why my mother is always afraid that our car would not be large enough to carry our shoppings of the week!
Johanna
derekv 12 3 England
30 Jul 2008 11:15PM
Cracking series, J-N, looks as though we have a lot to learn about transport,
Derek
Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
1 Aug 2008 9:56PM
Excellent set of shots.
Andy
Sahyadri 11 61 2 India
2 Aug 2008 2:47PM
something like in India ... ( you shoudl see how they cart hundreds of eggs on a bicycle Smile enjoyed the series.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
2 Aug 2008 8:20PM
A fantastic and fascinating set of shots, thanks for sharing these with us. I wonder why that guy is carrying a door on his bike in v6 and 7, maybe it's because if he gets hot he can wind down the window! lol
Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
3 Aug 2008 3:00PM
Remarkable and amusing pictures.
Brian
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
3 Aug 2008 3:15PM

Quote:Incredible--- and how very ecological and healthy--- Excellent reportage!
Jenn


Great shots, so amusing, breaks every health and safety rule in the book though and thats what makes it funny for me.
Geoff.
I'm pleased you liked the surprises you can encounter on Vietnamese roads. Thanks. Jean-Nol
cjl47 11 5 3 England
5 Aug 2008 2:09PM
Great capture. Makes falling off a bit less painfull too no doubt.

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